JJWC Witches Ball 2016

Sponsorship Opportunities Are Now Available

Dear Community Partner,

My name is Kristen Wyss, and I am honored to be the Fundraising Committee Chairperson for the Joliet Junior Woman’s Club (JJWC).  I am writing to you on behalf of JJWC, to respectfully ask for your sponsorship for our second annual Witches Ball Fundraiser.

Who We Are:

JJWC is a not-for-profit 501© (3) organization whose members actively volunteer in and support the greater Joliet community—specifically women and children— for more than 50 years. Our members are a diverse group of women of various ages and backgrounds who all share an interest in helping those in need. Last Club year members volunteered more than 1,500 hours of service hosting and participating in events, such as serving meals at MorningStar Mission; packaging meals at Feed Our Starving Children; providing a poster station at Will County’s Take Back the Night march and vigil and creating a math and science center in the PreK-5th grade classroom at the Warren Sharpe Community Center. These are just a few of the many examples of how our members work to create a better community for women and children in Joliet. Seeing firsthand the excitement on a child’s face or the gratitude in a woman’s eyes, are the moments we have grown to cherish. These moments, however, would not occur without the tireless efforts of our fundraising committees and our generous event sponsors.

About Our Event:

On Friday, October 21, 2016, JJWC will host its second annual Witches Ball Fundraiser. In the past, JJWC has held annual spring fundraisers that, over the years, became outdated. In order to stay current, we changed our event to a fall fundraiser with a more causal vibe and a reduced ticket price. 2 years ago we held a Cuisine in the Corn Fundraiser at Siegel Cottonwood Farms and decided to change themes last year, as we became aware that Joliet did not have a Halloween Costume party! We feel the current economic conditions support this direction and hope to continue to attract a more diverse attendance from our community. Witches Ball will take place at the Jacob Henry Mansion in Joliet and will feature a unique Halloween experience complete with a live band, great food, signature drinks and much more!  We need YOUR help to make this happen!

As you consider your sponsorship to our event, please know that 100% of the profits earned will go directly to local charities.  In 2014, we donated more than $23,000 to the Joliet community. And last year over $11,000! Your generous sponsorship is greatly appreciated to help us continue our passion of helping those in need.

In appreciation for your sponsorship, we will provide you free tickets to the event, add your business/organization to event signage, website and advertising. Please see the attached Sponsorship Information Form to learn more about this wonderful opportunity. If you should have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to contact me at (815) 342-5319 or kristen.wyss@yahoo.com.
On behalf of the club and those we serve, I would like to thank you in advance for considering our request. Your generosity allows us to continue providing services to this wonderful community we call home.

Lastly, I want to take a moment to tell you a little bit about where the funds from our event last year went!

  • The Will County Center for Community Concerns: This organization helps families in need repair their homes so they can remain in their residence. 
  • Vista Learning: They refurbish computers and give them to local students who have been nominated by their teachers! 
  • Lamb’s Fold: They will provide beds for women and children in need of shelter.  
  • Warren Sharpe Community Center: Local children are planting and caring for vegetables and herbs, trying new healthy recipes, and learning about history with the help of Kay Bolden and her volunteers. 
  • CASA of Will County: They are breaking ground on a special garden for children who have experienced abuse and neglect.


Sponsorship Opportunities

GOLD LEVEL: $2,000+

  • Band and Raffle Sponsorship Signage at Witches Ball
  • Social Media Recognition and announced at Witches Ball
  • 8 Free event tickets


  • Late night Burger bar/ Event Bar Sponsorship Signage at Witches Ball
  • Social media recognition and announced at Witches Ball
  • 4 Free event tickets


  • 8 x 10 Table signage at Witches Ball
  • Social media recognition and announced at Witches Ball
  • 2 Free event tickets


  • Social media recognition and announced at Witches Ball


  • Goods, services or monetary donations to be used toward raffle packages and live auctions are much appreciated

*Kindly complete the JJWC Witches Ball Sponsorship Opportunities Form and return it by September 1, 2016. Checks should be made payable to the Joliet Junior Woman’s Club.

Thank you in advance for your consideration. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.